June 16, 2016

Business Review Vol.64 No.1 SUM. 2016

Vol.64 No.1 SUM. 2016 (In Japanese)














A leading management journal in Japanese,
which builds a bridge between theory and practice.

EDITED BY
Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research
PUBLISHED BY
Toyo Keizai Inc.



Revitalizing Human Resource Management


Yasuhiro Hattori
"Empirical Study on Innovation and Continuity of Recruitment Activity"

Maki Tottoribe
"Development of Competencies among Innovative Engineers"

Naoko Ishihara
"Transition of Japanese Human Resource Management into Talent Management: Is It Possible?"

Ryuta Suzuki / Bumpei Sunaguchi
"The Open Workplace Leads to Self-directed Behaviors"

Takashi Nishimura / Yumi Nishioka
"Exploring the Influence of Hierarchy and Time on the Strategic Roles of Middle Managers"

Tomoyo Takagi
"Labor Market Equilibrium of the Elderly and the Disabled by “Vicarious Agreement” Behavior"


●Leaders of MOT
  Fumio Watanabe
   (Chairman, KDDI R&D Laboratories, Inc.)
  Interviewed by Kentaro Nobeoka and Yaichi Aoshima

●Critical Eyes: Extended Self
 Takeshi Matsui

●Colum: (5)
  The "New" New Value Creation Strategy: Thinking of Open Innovation
  Hiroshi Shimizu

●Business Cases
 Yuriko Isoda / Noriko Taji
  "Linkedin: The Process of Growth in the Largest Professional Network Service"

 Hisanaga Amikura
  "Doutor Coffee and Starbucks Coffee Japan: Competition in Japanese Self-Service Coffee Shop Market"


●Management Forum 
  Yosuke Yagi
    (Executive Officer and Executive Vice President, LIXIL Group Corporation)
 Interviewed by Seiichiro Yonekura and Motohiro Morishima

●From My Bookshelf
  Osamu Uda
  Nobuyuki Inamizu

Yoshihiro Ito
"Innovation of Emergent Business Models:
A Case Study of the Sugamo Shinkin Bank"

May 18, 2016

Forum 2016.6.8 Youngjin Yoo

Innovation Forum 2016.6.8 Youngjin Yoo  (IMPP co-organized)



Topic:
“From Publishing to Printing: Immateriality of Digital Innovation and
New Business Models in the Generative Economy”

Abstract:
Digital innovation is rapidly re-shaping the economy as we know it. From Apple’s iPod and iPhone fundamentally disrupting music record and mobile phone service industries to Uber and AirBnB disrupting taxi and hotel industries, digital technology is upending traditional industries. Many start-up companies from Silicon Valley wants to be the “Uber” of yet another industry.  Digital innovation has become the one of the top
strategic issues that garner CEOs’ attention. There remain, however, significant conceptual confusions concerning the exact nature of digital innovation. Existing literature focuses on the role of digital technology in creating superior user experiences (Yoo 2010), ways to build new ecosystems (Anderson et al. 2014; Gawer 2014; Ghazawneh and Henfridsson 2012; Tiwana et al. 2010), or the recombinatorial nature of digital innovation (Brynjolfsson and McAfee 2014; Yoo et al. 2012). Although these are certainly important elements of contemporary digital innovations, I argue that at its core, digital innovation brings rather remarkable and fundamental transformation
of the value creation process. I use the term value creation process to refer to the steps and activities (within and across organizations or industries) that lead to the production of marketable goods.  Traditionally, goods have been produced by transforming material inputs in combination with human skills and knowledge through a stable configuration of pre-arranged activities and material resources. The outcome of such value creation process was a good with an irrevocable status produced through the
irreversible process of value creation (Vargo and Lusch 2004). To the contrary, in the generative economy, goods are being produced by transforming immaterial inputs (such as data and service) into either material or immaterial outputs by mobilizing a large-scale digital infrastructure that often involve distributed heterogeneous actors. The
outcome of such value creation process is a good with transient, revocable and recombinant status produced by on-demand, procrastinated and temporary assemblage of distributed material and immaterial resources performed by the reversible process.  This transformation of the value creation process is enabled by the embedding of digital blueprint (software instructions) directly into physical artifacts. This shift in the value creation process can be characterized as a shift away from the publication logic with an early and final binding of form and function, followed by an irrevocable and
crude transfer of ownership with no regard to how the produced goods render value to the users. Such a process is being shifted toward the print logic with a pronouncedly procrastinated and temporary binding of form and function, with a revocable and fine-grained transfer of ownership, with utmost attention on how the produced goods render value to the users. The transformation of new business models in the generative economy has profound implications for the nature of a firm and its relationship with its
employees.


Speaker:
Youngjin Yoo
(Professor, Temple University)

Date:
June 8th (Wednesday)  2016
from 16:30 ~ 18:00

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Yaichi Aoshima

April 15, 2016

Forum 2016.4.20 Veikko Thiele

Innovation Forum 2016.4.20 Veikko Thiele


Topic:
“Fostering Entrepreneurship: Backing Founders or Investors?”

Speaker:
Veikko Thiele 
(Associate Professor, Queen's University)

Date:
April 20th (Wednesday)  2016
from 14:00 ~ 15:00

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Atsushi Ohyama


Forum 2016.5.25 Sunil Mani

Innovation Forum 2016.5.25 Sunil Mani

Topic:
“One Size Does Not Fit All: An Analysis of the Importance of Industry-specific Vertical Policies for Growing High Technology Industries in India.”

Speaker:
Sunil Mani
(Professor, Center for Development Studies)

Date:
May 25th (Wednesday)  2016
from 12:15 ~ 13:45

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Hiroshi Shimizu

March 24, 2016

Forum 2016.4.20 Ben Dankbaar

Innovation Forum 2016.4.20 Ben Dankbaar



Topic:
“From Catching up to Meeting the Grand Challenges: The Changing Faces of Industrial Policy.”

Summary:
Industrial policy is back on the political agenda, but remains highly controversial. Some industrial policies are heavily criticized, while others are drawing broad support. This paper offers a  typology of industrial policies, which aims to clarify the issues involved and the theoretical foundations for different policies. Four types are distinguished. It is argued that that all four are practiced today, but that they made their first appearance in different periods in history.
Therefore, the typology is called ‘quasi-historical’. The second half of the paper focuses on modern discussions about the role of the state, mainly in relation to the fourth and latest type of industrial policy, the so-called ‘transition policies’. It is argued that discussions about the role of the state have changed in character. Debate is much less about yes or no and more about how. Moreover, these discussions are not simply concerned with political doctrines, but with real challenges faced by modern economies that need to find ways to move to a sustainable development path. This discussion contributes to a theory of the modern ‘entrepreneurial’ state.   

Speaker:
Ben Dankbaar
(Professor Emeritus at Radboud University Nijmegen)

Date:
April 20th (Wednesday)  2016
from 12:15 ~ 13:45

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Kentaro Nobeoka

March 10, 2016

Business Review Vol.63 No.4 SPR. 2016

Vol.63 No.4 SPR. 2016 (In Japanese)













A leading management journal in Japanese,
which builds a bridge between theory and practice.

EDITED BY
Hitotsubashi University, Institute of Innovation Research
PUBLISHED BY
Toyo Keizai Inc.



Intellectual Property Strategies to Rise above Adversities


Shigemi Yoneyama / Toshiya Watanabe / Isamu Yamauchi
"Open Innovation and Intellectual Property Management"

Makoto Ogino
"Japanese Electronics Paradox as a Result of Misunderstood “Pro-patent"

Yasuo Tsuchiya
"The Empirical Study on Creating and Profiting of Intellectual Properties: From the Case Study of Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises"

Yasushi Hara / Sadao Nagaoka / Naoki Takada / Hideo Kawabe / Yoshiyuki Ohsugi
"Patent-induced New Combinations of Knowledge and Resources:
From Case Studies of Path-breaking Drugs"

Yoshimi Okada / Sadao Nagaoka / Yusuke Naito
"Evaluation of Patents Obtained by Japanese Patentee in “The Lost Two Decades”"

Manabu Eto
"Should Change the Essential Patent Business:
Use Patents in Cheap is More Important than License Fee"


●Critical Eyes: Dialogic Organization Development
 Masanori Kato

●The Management of MUJI (4)
  Hidehiko Nishikawa

●Business Cases
 Kentaro Nobeoka / Megumi Kimura
  "Mazda: Mazda Design: Car as Art"

 Yukihiko Kubota / Mitsutoshi Otake
  "Ricoh Imaging: A Case on Brand Communication of Premium Compact Camera “GR”"

●Colum: (4)
  The "New" New Value Creation Strategy: Thinking of Open Innovation
  Hiroshi Shimizu

●Management Forum 
 Katsushige Nakamura
 (President, Mitaka Kohki.Co., Ltd.)

 Interviewed by Yaichi Aoshima and Yoshimi Okada

●Porter Prize 2015
 Emi Osono

●From My Bookshelf
  Takeo Kikkawa
  Koichi Nakagawa

March 7, 2016

Forum 2016.4.13 Michael G Jacobides

Innovation Forum 2016.4.13 Michael G Jacobides


Topic:
“Scale, Scope and Performance Dynamics: A Population Study of
the Evolution of Bank Holding Companies and Their Performance Changes,
1990-2014”

Speaker:
 Michael G Jacobides
(Sir Donald Gordon Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and
Associate Professor, Strategy & Entrepreneurship Department, London Business School)


Date:
April 13th (Wednesday)  2016
from 16:30 ~ 18:00

Place:
 Conference room of the second floor of the IIR building

Organizer:
 Yaichi Aoshima